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Pregnancy Worries To Relax About

Get tips for pregnancy and understand which worries you should relax about so you can better enjoy your time.
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Concerned about the new things happening to your body? Read these reassurances so you can better enjoy pregnancy, from point A to point Baby.

That first-trimester fatigue? It's followed by a second-trimester glow. The increased blood flow that happens during the second trimester gives you a flattering just-got-off-the-elliptical flush—even if you’ve just been vegging on the couch.

That morning sickness? Not everyone gets it. Estimates vary widely on the percentage of women who have to deal with a sour stomach, but doctors say they have plenty of pregnant patients who never have nausea.

That bowling ball formerly known as your belly? You'll embrace it.

"At the start of my pregnancy, I was a little worried about how big I'd look—I wasn't slim to start with," says Ilene Epstein, a mom of one in New York City. "But as the months passed, my size didn't matter. I was fascinated by this baby growing inside me, thrilled by her kicks and darn proud of my bump!"

Those whirlwind hormones? They can work to your benefit. OK, so you might get a little moody at times, but pregnancy hormones often make hair fuller and even shinier.

That weight you gained? You’ll shed it. "Neither me nor my joints were prepared for the sudden weight gain during pregnancy," says Ellie Agah, a mom of one in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. "I dealt by going swimming. Not only was the feeling of weightlessness wonderful, but it also gave me plenty of energy and kept me in shape. I stuck with it after I had the baby, and the weight came off!"

That nesting instinct? It won't drive you crazy. "I never really believed in that nesting instinct until it happened to me," says Sara Norris, a mom of three in Scituate, Massachusetts. "Out of nowhere in my third trimester, I had this sudden urge to clean closets and line everything up in the kitchen cabinets. This has not been a bad thing; it’s really helpful to keep stuff in order once you have kids. Otherwise, you’ll spend your life looking for things you’ve lost, including your mind!"

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I liked the article.I also think they should mention that morning sickness is not specific to the first trimester. I barely was sick then.. now in the third I am sicker than a dog and have horrible food aversions. April 24, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Thank you. Great information. Very Helpful. it's great to be informed. Thank you, January 27, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by The baby bump wasn't upsetting to me at all. I didn't feel like I was gaining any weight until I would go to the doctor appointment and realize that I was piling it on. Something that really helped me deal with it was just the special miracle from God that was my precious baby boy, but also the support of my husband. He knew I needed to gain weight for the baby and I to be healthy. So at the doctor's office when they would weigh me he would congratulate or cheer me on when I gained weight and would say that I was growing with the baby. Just having someone support you like that is amazing and you don't even notice June 15, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I can honestly say out of all the women I know, I'm the first to not ever have any morning sickness. :) December 2, 2011
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